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Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Posted on: October 27, 2011 12:47 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Reggie Bush says the Dolphins 'stink,' upsets teammates in the process. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It happens every season: a team gets off to a slow start, the frustration builds before reaching a tipping point, and people getting fired, traded or released is invariably preceded by back-stabbing and finger-pointing. Which brings us to the 2011 Dolphins.

At 0-6 they're one of the league's sorriest teams, most recently victimized by the Tim Tebow's Blinding Awesomeness (it didn't help that Miami was in the wrong defense on the game's decisive play).

After Sunday's loss, there was plenty of blame to go around. Reggie Bush, who was traded to Miami before the season, spoke frankly.

“It’s just embarrassing, I don’t know any other way to explain it,” he said. “It’s an embarrassing loss. Had no business losing that game. We were up 15 points with what, five minutes left to go? And we couldn’t win it? It’s disgusting. Right now, this team stinks.”

Bush isn't wrong. It's that he probably shouldn't articulate those thoughts publicly. Team unity and whatnot. On Wednesday, Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell had some thoughts on Bush.

Via's Jeremiah Thermidor:

“He stinks,” Bell said emphatically after being asked what he thought of the comments by Bush. “That shouldn’t be said around this locker room. We know that we’re 0-6 and we’re not playing the best but at the same time there’s no need for that.” 

The man makes a point, but the damage has been done. Thermidor writes that Bush's remarks have divided the locker room.

“I just think he said it because he was mad like everybody else was,” McDaniel said. “But I would’ve never said anything like that.”

Linebacker Kevin Burnett, meanwhile, thinks Bush is onto something.

“You are what you put on tape, you are what the numbers say you are and right now we stink,” he said. “If you’re scared to admit the truth, you’ll never amount to anything. So I’m definitely man enough to say we’re not doing things effectively and efficiently.”

Burnett, who earlier this month challenged a beat reporter to "put on some pads, homeboy" after said reporter wrote "Kevin Burnett -- He hasn’t done a single thing worth mentioning in the first three games of 2011, and this defense has gone from good to bad very quickly," can now admit that he's part of the problem.

“I did include myself in that equation (of stinking),” he told Thermidor. “We turn over the football, we don’t get off the field on third downs and we allow big plays so that’s the equivalent of stinking. I mean, it is what it is.”

And what it is is a winless 2011, a lame-duck coach and a feature back who has managed to do less in Miami than he did in New Orleans.

Maybe the Dolphins should've signed Darren Sproles. Not only is he having a better season than Bush, he keeps to himself.

The Miami Dolphins are still searching for their first win as they prepare to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.'s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this matchup. Watch the game on CBS at 1 PM ET.

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Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:46 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

The funny thing is Bell is doing the exact same thing...Except this is later in the week..well long after these comments were made. 

I'm a life long Dolphin fan, and a Floridian. I was so brainwashed thinking he was gonna blow up down here I drafted him on my fantasy team. By week 3 I threw him in as an extra player just to make a trade work..He is not a full time running back. He needs to used just like Sproles is in New Orleans. Sproles is one of the players I got back and is a freaking beast..Anyways, Bush is not a horrible player..He has had a few runs that have been okay, but the whole thing is every team in the league knows what the Dolphins are gonna do. The offense is so predictable that its pathetic. For some odd reason we thought it was a good idea to bring over the CLEVELAND BROWNS offensice coordinator from last year. ?????? How does the upper management not know this is not going to work out well? So...Being on my Dolphins at 0-6 really isnt a good judge of how good he could be. On a team like (well basically any other team) lol he would be twice the player he is right now. 

Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:46 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Dick Vermiel

Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:38 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I don't have a problem with what Bush said, because it's the obvious truth. Ok, some things should stay in the locker room, but Bush didn't call anyone out individually...he simply stated the Dolphins stink as a team which is an honest statement. I think Bell is mad because he didn't say the Dolphins stink publicly first!

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:38 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bad years become bad teams, which, over times of repeated badness, become bad franchises.  The 2000 Ravens won a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer at QB for crying out loud!  The bigger issue, besides QB, lies in a management sequence that, after Don Shula was "retired", went from briefly good, to average, to bad, to putrid, all in the span of a very short decade.  From Huizenga to Ross, both owners have gotten garbage advice on management and coaching hires, taking this once proud franchise and turning it into the Saints of the 70's.  One of the toughest jobs in pro sports is talent evaluation; that's why so many teams in sports stink, that's why Matt Millen is back on ESPN, it's why the Cubs are doling out MILLIONS AGAIN for the next great cure, Theo Epstein.  He created the mess in Boston and his 15 minutes just might be up, cursed be the Cubs.

Until the Dolphins stop hiring retreads that have no coaching or management tread left (Hello, Bill Parcells, you carney thief!!!), and find a management team that has a clue, the Dolphins will continue their bungling futility - and NO!, Bill Cowher is NOT the answer!!!  To paraphrase John Madden, a coach is never as effective the second time around.

Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:31 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

yeah,he isnt as big a bust as leaf or russell,those guys were stupid awefull.bush at least has had some good kardashian being hid best,i think.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:27 pm
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Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:24 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

get your point madtrix,he's had his moments,but he was supposed to be the next barry sanders.he has split carries his whole career because he isnt good enough to be an every down back.his pass catching sucess had more to do with brees and saints offence than him being great.the fact sproles is way better than bush in saints offence shows this guy is way over-rated.but his comments show his poor character.the timing of them was bad.he throws his coach,who's fighting for his job,under the bus with this.the team didnt need to be at odds in the locker room,his comments were really sporono's deathnail in miami.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:24 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Yeremiah Bell is exactly right. He didn't say anything like "Oh yeah? Well he's a terrible running back!" In saying "he stinks," Bell seems to be saying that is stinks that Bush would say the team sucks publicly. He's exactly right.

Reggie Bush is an idiot. Talks/tweets without thinking far too often.

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:22 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

bush is one of the biggest dissapointments ever.even worse than russell or leaf.q.b.'s sometimes just dont get the pro game coming out of college,so they bust,but only injuries stop top backs from being stars.i think this guy has little heart and takes short cuts,doesnt work hard,all in all,i think "he stinks" 
 He hasnt lived up to the hype , thats for sure. But he can't and shouldnt be mentioned in teh same sentence as either of those 2. Not even close, statement like that is just talking out your a$$. And plenty of top backs in college come into the pros just like any other position and suck it up. The only difference is , it isn't as telling as a QB unless they put the ball on the turf every game.

Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:20 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bush blows, but to say he's a bigger dissapointment than Leaf or Russell is a over exaggeration.

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